Coconut oil what we can also call as the wonder oil, offers us the best of the best benefits most of which are unknown to a number of us. Coconut oil (also known as copra oil), is an edible oil that is extracted from the kernel of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut tree.
Just like any fat, coconut oil too is a blend of fatty acids. Lauric and myristic acids are the two major fatty acids present in the oil (44 percent of lauric acid and 16.8 percent of myristic acid), which are responsible for most of the benefits the oil provides.
The monoglycerides and the medium-chain fatty acids present in the coconut oil are similar to those in the milk of the mother. These acids carry extraordinary antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and disrupt the lipid structure of the microbes, thereby causing their deactivation. Though coconut eliminates the negative bacteria, it does not affect the gut bacteria that is good for health.